We can use mechanobiology to learn how immune cells attack cancer cells.
Cells are not stagnant: they are active, and responsive. Mechanobiology is the science of how cells and tissues sense and respond to mechanical forces, and is creating new therapies.
With more Australian workers joining the gig economy, questions about how these workers will fare in their retirement are becoming more pressing.
Racists take advantage of social media algorithms to find people with similar beliefs.
Racism thrives online because of a clash between the commercial goals and ethical responsibilities of social media companies. But Australia can take legal and civil actions right now to address this.
Many workplaces do not make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
Australia has the highest poverty rate in the OECD for people with a disability. The barriers to, and discrimination in, the workplace are part of the reason.
Workers at an Amazon e-trader’s logistics centre.
Amazon has a reputation for avoiding tax overseas, and early indicators are that this trend will continue in Australia
The research group included Hazara who opened kebab shops in Adelaide.
Humanitarian refugees face many barriers to becoming entrepreneurs, but research shows they are disproportionately entrepreneurial.
Ern McQuillan, Tuna Fishing at Eden, New South Wales, 1960.
National Library of Australia
The history of fisheries exploitation in Australia reveals a staggering natural bounty, which has been alarmingly fragile without proper management.
Most of the world’s wild horses, such as the Australian brumby, are outside their historic native range.
Much of the Earth's megafauna are now found outside their native ranges. Thanks to introduced populations, megafauna richness on each continent is higher today than during the past ~10,000 years.
Chatbots need a personality. But what type?
Siri is sassy. But when does the tone of voice in digital help override usefulness?
Initial coin offerings have taken off this year.
Despite billions raised in the past year, ICOs are still risky. But ASIC has finally given us a sign of how they will be regulated.
Housing policymaking hasn’t gone smoothly since Tony Abbott sidelined the experts by scrapping the National Housing Supply Council in 2013.
Unaffordable housing and homelessness are burning issues. Policymaking has suffered from a critical lack of data and expert input since the National Housing Supply Council was axed in 2013.
There is an old adage that sport should be separate from politics. The same-sex marriage debate in Australia has revived that view, as many sport bodies have publicly advocated a position on the matter…
For many young Indigenous children, schools are Eurocentric establishments offering minimal cultural connections.
Indigenous youth are over-representation in juvenile detention centres, and excluding them from education could make this worse.
Media reports failed to mention limits to evidence in new guidelines about sitting and moving at work, and missed commercial interests that were initially not disclosed.
Here's how reporting of the world's first specific advice on reducing inactivity at work has overplayed the role of standing desks.
Danny Lim, Sydney, was convicted of ‘offensive behaviour’ for a sign that referred to Tony Abbott and alluded to the c-bomb. The conviction was dismissed in August this year.
Australia has a reputation for swearing. Yet this sits at odds with laws that criminalise offensive words.
Shirley from Skyhooks in Countdown.
Audiences of a certain age still gush about Countdown, the ABC’s music show that ran between 1974 and 1987. The ritual of sitting down to watch the ABC at 6pm on a Sunday (and maybe again for the Saturday…
Sure it tastes nice, but what else can it do?
Manuka honey has a lot of evidence-based benefits, and a lot of rubbish claims too.
Could the new invention spell the end of rooftop fans?
Christophe Finot/Wikimedia Commons
The invention of silver and plastic-clad roof panels that can cool themselves down even under the Sun's full glare promise to make air conditioning much more energy-efficient.
The Sydney lockout laws have drawn a lot of protests.
Analysis of rents in Sydney shows that local residents are benefiting from the lockout laws, thanks to new entertainment hubs and nightlife.
Most Australian media companies, including the national broadcaster, are enamoured by the sugar hit of audience reach.
Building a journalism business model on clicks, cats and Kardashians may have had its day — even as journalists change to keep audiences happy